March 27, 2015
by Taylor Brailey
The Turkish Parliament on Friday approved a controversial security bill giving police more powers to search, arrest and use firearms. The bill passed with a vote of 199 to 32. Last month, the government withdrew a more expansive version of this bill after a debate on the proposed law led to a ...[read more]
March 19, 2015
by Steven Wildberger
Cambodia's Parliament on Thursday passed two controversial new election laws that rights groups are criticizing as ill-conceived and potentially damaging to free speech. The laws represent a compromise between the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) in an ...[read more]
February 16, 2015
by Valerie Howell
A coalition of 71 human rights groups released a statement on Monday urging the Syrian government to release three prominent human rights defenders on the third anniversary of their imprisonment. The statement identifies the three men, Mazen Darwish, Hani Al-Zitani and Hussein Gharir, as Syrian ...[read more]
January 30, 2015
by Valerie Howell
The Supreme Court of Canada held on Friday that a worker's right to strike is constitutionally protected. The court's decision came after a challenge to the constitutionality of a Saskatchewan statute that limited the ability of "essential service employees" from participating in any strike action ...[read more]
January 27, 2015
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Julia Thibeault of CAGE advocacy group in the UK, discusses the Crown Prosecution Service's use of Dr. Matthew Wilkinson as an expert witness in two recent terrorism-related cases ... It is a widely accepted and deeply entrenched principle in English legal tradition that a ...[read more]
January 25, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
Greek voters went to the polls on Sunday to vote in an election that could lead to the renegotiation of bailout terms with international lenders. The leftist party Syriza, which has been leading in the polls, has promised to reopen negotiations with its lenders, as many Greeks consider the terms ...[read more]
January 22, 2015
by Brittany Felder
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on Thursday said that she is "sure" that the death of prosecutor Albert Nisman was not a suicide as initially indicated. Nisman had been appointed to lead the investigation of the 1994 bombing of the Argentinian Jewish Mutual Association, a ...[read more]
January 21, 2015
by Peter Snyder
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in two cases. In Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar the court must determine whether a rule of judicial professional conduct that prohibits candidates for judicial office from personally soliciting campaign funds violates the First Amendment. ...[read more]
January 9, 2015
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Thailand's legislature on Friday began an impeachment hearing against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who is charged for her alleged role in a disastrous government rice subsidy scheme. The Thai military-appointed legislature is expected to vote on their verdict by the end of the ...[read more]
January 9, 2015
by Steven Wildberger
A Swedish court on Thursday put a stop to a wolf hunt 12 hours before it was scheduled to begin in Varmland and Orebro. On appeal brought by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC), the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Swedish court issued a ...[read more]

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